Balwinder Singh

Extrajudicial execution on August 18, 1989

Male, age 21

Demographics

Education

High school

Employment

Farmer/agriculture

Married

No

Religion

Sikh, Kesdhari

Caste

Jat


Photo of Balwinder Singh, victim of extrajudicial execution on August 18, 1989, in Jhabal Kalan,  by Punjab Police; Central Reserve Police Force, in Jhabal Kalan, by Punjab Police

Abduction, Detention, & Torture

Prior detentions

Yes, 1

Prior torture

Yes

Abduction preceding extrajudicial execution

Yes, between August 13, 1989 and August 14, 1989

Place of abduction

Village fields

Witness(es) to abduction

Co-villager

Security officials informed witnesses about destination

No

Security officials uniformed

Yes

Detention Locations

Additional data forthcoming

Extrajudicial Execution on August 18, 1989

Additional data forthcoming

Body Disposal

Body returned

No

Security Forces Implicated

Forces involved in abduction

Officials involved in abduction

Major Singh, Inspector, Punjab Police, Jhabal Kalan

Forces involved in extrajudicial execution

Officials involved in extrajudicial execution

Additional data forthcoming

Militancy Involvement

Combatant

No

Militant support provided

Yes, Forced

Related Incidents

Forthcoming

Remedies

Security officials approached

Yes, Punjab Police, from Jhabal Kalan

Response by officials

Denied involvement

Legal remedies pursued

Yes

Remedies desired from government

Employment

Family Reflections

Forthcoming

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